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Young World Quiz (February 15, 2008)

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QUESTIONS

1. Which famous website, now an integral part of a Netizen’s life, was inaugurated on this date in 2005?

2. What term is used for a robot that looks and acts like a human?

3. Of the eight planets in our Solar System, which are the third and fifth largest?

4. Expand ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer, unveiled in 1946.

5. Which famous Greek philosopher was put to death by using the poison hemlock?

6. Fill in the blank: Charles Darwin began developing his theory of evolution while travelling on a ship named….?

7. What are kyats, kina or the kwacha types of?

8. What sobriquet for Helen of Troy comes from Christopher Marlowe’s Faustus?

9. In fiction, name the hero of H. Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines?

10. In geography, the strait that separates mainland South America from Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego is named after…?

11. What is the botanical name for the ‘stinking corpse lily’, arguably the largest flower in the world?

12. Who did the ancient wonder “Colossus of Rhodes” set to represent?

13. When a horse is moving with its legs advancing in diagonal pairs, it is said to be…?

14. Fill in the blank: Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia are called the three ______?

15. In Puss in Boots, what special function did the boots have for the feline?

ANSWERS

1.YouTube.com
2. Android
3. Uranus and Earth
4. Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer
5. Socrates
6. The Beagle
7. Currencies
8. ‘…face that launched a thousand ships’
9. Allan Quatermain
10. Ferdinand Magellan
11. Rafflesia arnoldii
12. Helios the Sun god
13. Trotting
14. Graces
15. Nothing as such. Its reason for wearing it so that it ‘may scamper through the dirt and the brambles’.

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  1. happy splat says:

    happy splat…

    / Hoff has inspired me again in his post Security Today Shooting Arrows Through Sunroofs of Cars? . Actually, it was really more a combination of Tim Wilson’ s post at Dark Reading and a quote from a show on the History channel that got me thinking. I’…

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